Course curriculum

  • 1

    Welcome to your resource library!

    • How to access your resources

  • 2

    Retail Academy Blue Book

    • Retail Academy Blue Book

  • 3

    Retail Resources

    • 5 Steps to Get Started in Retail Recruitment

    • Retail Real Estate Report

    • 5 Adjustments You Need to Make to Attract Retail

    • Sales Tax for Top 100 Retailers - 2019

    • Survive & Thrive Conversation with Founders Advisors August 2020

    • Ranked: The 50 Most Popular Fast Food Chains in America

    • Retail-Specialists-The-Read-Report-What-Happened-to-the-Former-Toys-R-Us-Locations

    • Retail Real Estate Tip Sheet

    • Q1 2021 Net Lease Tenant Profiles

  • 4

    Retailer Growth Plans

    • Growth Plans for Walmart, Target, Home Depot, Trader Joe's, Chick-fil-A

    • Dollar General

    • Amazon Fresh

  • 5

    Bankruptcy Filing & Closure Lists

    • Chapter 7 vs Chapter 11 and How to Find Retail Bankruptcy Court Files

    • 2020 At Risk of Closing Brands

    • Ascena Store Closing List - July 2020 - Ann Taylor, Loft, Lane Bryant, Catherine’s and Justice. Previously: sold Maurice’s & closed all Dress Barns

    • JCPenney Closure List June 2020

    • 24 HOUR FITNESS WAVE 1 STORE CLOSING LIST

    • 24 Hour Fitness Wave 2 Store Closing List 44 locations 7.15.2020

    • Stage Stores Closures List

    • Retail Specialists Tuesday Morning First Wave List 5.27.2020

    • Retail Specialists Tuesday Morning Wave 2 Store Closing List

    • Chuck E Cheese and Peter Piper Pizza rejection list 6.26.2020

    • Pier 1 Store Closures

    • JCP Leases - Bankruptcy Auction - Cushman & Wakefield

    • CiCi Lease Rejections

    • Steak n' Shake

  • 6

    Retail Incentives

    • Tax Increment Finance Publications from ICSC

    • List of ideas various items to consider for a retail incentive

    • Frequently Asked Questions on Public Private Partnerships

    • Retail Incentives Policy Example

    • How a Community of 32,000 People Landed a Publix Academy Sports Anchored Shopping Center

    • Resource for Brokers, Developers, and Property Owners

    • Tax Increment Finance (TIF) Explained (Video)

    • Implementing Tax Increment Financing (TIF) (Video)

    • Tax Increment Financing (TIF) in the Community (Video)

    • Tax Increment Financing (TIF) for the Developer (Video)

    • Implementing Tax Increment Financing (TIF): Case Study 1 (Video)

    • Implementing Tax Increment Financing (TIF): Case Study 2 (Video)

  • 7

    Retailer Interviews

    • Planet Fitness

    • Sonic

    • Bealls Outlet with Wade Laufenberg VP of Real Estate and Construction

    • Liberty Tax Service, David Tarr

    • Health, Wellness, and Personal Care Retail in TN/KY

    • Ice House America

  • 8

    Developer Interviews

    • Southeast Developer Restaurant & Grocery, John Shirley, Principal at JKS Retail Development, LLC

    • Southeast Developer for Grocery & C-Stores, Mike McGuffin, Principal at CHM, LLC

    • Southeast Developer for Family Dollar & Dollar Tree, Scott Delaney, Partner at Delaney Property Group, LLC in Mobile AL

  • 9

    Broker Interviews

    • Tennessee Tenant Rep Broker: Shawn Massey, TSCG, Memphis

    • Tennessee Landlord Rep, Brian Forrester, VP of Retail Services at Colliers International

    • Walter Kelley, ARC Realty works with Farmer Furniture in Southeast

    • Casey Smallwood, Hogan Real Estate, Tenant Rep in Eastern United States

    • Barry Wolfe, Senior Managing Director Investments, Marcus & Millichap's National Retail Division

    • Northwest Arkansas - Zack Kifer, Tenant Rep Broker

  • 10

    Hotels

    • Cobblestone Hotels, Jeremy Griesbach, President of development for Cobblestone Hotels and BriMark Builders, LLC

    • Hotel Feasibility Study Description from Jessica Junker, Core Distinction Group

  • 11

    Franchise Resources

    • Franchising Matchmaker - FranNet, Consultant Jerry Bird

    • 2021 Franchise 500 Ranking - Entrepreneur

  • 12

    State of Tennessee Resources

    • TN Alcoholic Beverage Commission Executive Director, Russell Thomas

    • 2018 TN Active Retailer Overview - Still Relevant in 2020

    • Making the Pitch

    • Retail Academy Feedback from West TN Retail Alliance

    • Incentives Attorney - James Polk Moneyhun, Jr., Bass Berry

  • 13

    Downtown & Placemaking Resources

    • Webinar: How to Utilize Historic Tax Credits for Community Redevelopment

    • Creative Strategies for Backfilling Downtown Vacancies

    • How to Optimize Your Downtown's Facebook Page

    • Making the Grade - 4 Tips to Enhance the College Town Experience

    • Main Street America: Planning for Recovery

    • Main Street America: Reopening Safely for Community Leaders

    • Identifying Retail-Ready Real Estate in Your Downtown FAQ

  • 14

    Small Business Resources

    • Predictions & Strategies: Holiday Retail 2020

    • Small Business Strategies for COVID-19

    • Main Street America: Reopening Safely for Small Businesses

    • Keeping local, local with Angel Cicerone Founder and President, Tenant Mentorship

    • Retail Trends: Pop-up Shops

  • 15

    COVID-19 & CARES Act Resources

    • Community Response Guide to COVID-19

  • 16

    ICSC: International Council of Shopping Centers

    • Message from Tom McGee, President & CEO of ICSC

    • ICSC Deal Making Guide

  • 17

    The Dollars and Cents of Shopping Centers

    • Cost Segregation and Retail Solutions

    • How to Utilize Historic Tax Credits for Community Redevelopment

    • Opportunity Zones with Alex Flachsbart, Founder & CEO of Opportunity Alabama